From McGarvey, J.W., Sermons delivered in Louisville, Kentucky (Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Company, no date), first published 1894. A sermon delivered by J.W. McGarvey at the Broadway Christian Church, Lexington, KY, 11 June 1893. J.W. (John William) McGarvey (1829-1911) was one of the leading ministers and religious educators of the American Restoration Movement.
In this sermon McGarvey asks the listener to approach the subject of baptism as though it were a completely unknown topic. He then examines each New Testament passage containing the term, with the goal of reaching common sense conclusions about what it is and what it means to believers in Christ.